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Otter? #7363889
09/25/21 09:49 AM
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Squaretimber Offline OP
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I've never seen an otter and I'm not certain what their tracks look like but I don't know what else this could be. What do you think happened here? Otters ran up on the back and muskrats digging?

[Linked Image]

Otter?

Re: Otter? [Re: Squaretimber] #7363947
09/25/21 11:17 AM
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Definitly not Otter. Looks canine to me, coyote or dog.


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Re: Otter? [Re: Squaretimber] #7363971
09/25/21 11:59 AM
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Thats what I thought but theres 3 or 4 and they came out of the creek. Theres a short video there

Re: Otter? [Re: Squaretimber] #7363989
09/25/21 12:42 PM
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That is otter....

..... [Linked Image]

Your video confirms OTTER even better.

Last edited by Swamp Wolf; 09/25/21 12:48 PM.

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Re: Otter? [Re: Squaretimber] #7363992
09/25/21 12:52 PM
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Re: Otter? [Re: Squaretimber] #7364063
09/25/21 03:14 PM
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Some of yall need a critter track guide....lol


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Re: Otter? [Re: Squaretimber] #7364099
09/25/21 04:05 PM
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Definitely otter! Otters tend to put more weight it seems on their toes. If you notice, their toes will almost always be deeper than the heel end of their foot. Just like the picture in the OP.

Re: Otter? [Re: Doug B.] #7364108
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Originally Posted by Doug B.
Definitely otter! Otters tend to put more weight it seems on their toes. If you notice, their toes will almost always be deeper than the heel end of their foot. Just like the picture in the OP.

Yep^^^


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Re: Otter? [Re: Squaretimber] #7364112
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If you stir around those diggings there's a good chance you'll find otter droppings mixed in.

Re: Otter? [Re: Swamp Wolf] #7364151
09/25/21 05:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Swamp Wolf
Some of yall need a critter track guide....lol
Where is the otters fifth toe????? Op's picture shows only four toes in each track picture. Otter have five toes on each foot.

Last edited by bctomcat; 09/25/21 06:02 PM.

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Re: Otter? [Re: Squaretimber] #7364171
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The tracks in the picture definitely looks different then the video

Re: Otter? [Re: bctomcat] #7364172
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Originally Posted by bctomcat
Originally Posted by Swamp Wolf
Some of yall need a critter track guide....lol
Where is the otters fifth toe????? Op's picture shows only four toes in each track picture. Otter have five toes on each foot.

Lost the 5th toe in a trapping mishap.LOL.

Re: Otter? [Re: Squaretimber] #7364275
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That is a young otter....but it's an otter...
[Linked Image]


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Re: Otter? [Re: Swamp Wolf] #7364647
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Originally Posted by Swamp Wolf
That is a young otter....but it's an otter...
[Linked Image]

You have better eyesight than I if you can definitly detect a toe print within the area you have circled.


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Re: Otter? [Re: Squaretimber] #7364655
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I'm saying otter It sure isn't a canine track.


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Re: Otter? [Re: Squaretimber] #7364891
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I need to see more tracks than those in the picture to vote for otter. The four toes which I can see are in the classic pattern of a canine. When all 5 toes of an otter can be clearly seen, that 5th toe tends to be spread wide and to the rear of the other 5 toes.
It could well have been an otter.

Re: Otter? [Re: Squaretimber] #7364914
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Click on the green word “otter” in the OP. The video shows more tracks which are definitely otter. Appear different then in the picture though

Re: Otter? [Re: MNEric] #7364998
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Originally Posted by MNEric
Click on the green word “otter” in the OP. The video shows more tracks which are definitely otter. Appear different then in the picture though

Correct, and provides credence to my first post.


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Re: Otter? [Re: Squaretimber] #7365030
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Those are otter tracks.

Re: Otter? [Re: Squaretimber] #7365154
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Otter tracks

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